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Public Art: Stage Drops, Window Panels & Skylight Hangings

San Antonio International Airport

Two projects in 2007 at the San Antonio International Airport are the banners and stencil project. Five San Antonio landmarks were designed by the artist as Papel Picado banners to be displayed in Terminal 1 and then larger plastic versions of the designs were used to enhance a pedestrian corridor linking Terminals 1 and 2.

Papel Picado banner of the Alamo

4' x 5' stencil painting of the Tower of Americas: airport installation

airport installation between Terminals 1 and 2

artist and assistant (Scotch) stencil painting

stencil making process using hammer and chisel

Eagle Pass Bridge Opening

Stage backdrop sketch

In 1999, Kathleen designed a papel picado inspired stage backdrop for the opening celebration of a new bridge connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, with Piedras Negras, Mexico. For the center panel and focal point, Trenchard used images of a rising sun and river flowing through cultivated fields beneath the new bridge. This banner was surrounded by banners using a vine and fruit theme symbolizing the shared lifestyles on both sides of the border. The colorful designs were blown up and printed on nylon. The rising sun design was reproduced on brochures, hand fans, program covers and stationary. The large version in nylon was later installed in the Eagle Pass City Hall. Dignitaries received souvenirs in the form of a framed papel picado version of the central banner cut in various bright colored papers by Kathleen.

Stage backdrop for the opening of the Camino Real International Bridge



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